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ASLEF slams rip off parking charges

09 February 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned the privatised train companies for driving up the cost of parking for hard-pressed passengers. Mick said: ‘Enough is enough.It’s time to stop squeezing commuters until the pips squeak. Every year the TOCs put up the price of...

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ASLEF welcomes Glasgow cross rail pledge

09 February 2015

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed a pledge by Jim Murphy, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, to use the Scottish Parliament’s new borrowing powers to bring forward the ‘missing link’ in Glasgow’s railway infrastructure. Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘We’ve been campaigning for Glasgow cross...

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ASLEF urges rail rethink

09 February 2015

ASLEF has urged David Cameron to reconsider his controversial decision to reprivatise the East Coast main line after the competition watchdog slammed the award to a company co-owned by Stagecoach. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said:‘This is extremely embarrassing for the Conservative-led coalition and...

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Greek rail privatisation to be reconsidered

03 February 2015

After halting the privatisation of the state-owned power company and the sale of the government’s stake in Piraeus Port Authority, Greece’s newly-elected government has announced that it is to review the country's rail privatisation programme. The International Railway Journal reported last week that the Energy and Environment minister Mr...

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London Underground drivers vote to strike

28 January 2015

In a ballot which closed today, London Underground drivers were asked whether they would be prepared to take part in a strike over concerns at a lack of safety at the entrance to Parsons Green sidings. Drivers voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action (76.5% Yes).

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